Summer camps in Mt. Washington Valley are presented by climbing schools, theater groups, non-profits, conservation centers and more are excited to entertain your children.
Not only will they entertain them, they'll teach them new skills, help build their confidence, get them out in nature, and provide the opportunity to meet new friends.
Mt. Washington Valley is a mecca to rivers, trails, artists, theater, and more. Summer camps are a great way to get closer to all of those things under the leadership of experts in their field.
Below we list some awesome summer camp opportunities to enroll your children in. They fill up fast, so make sure you snag a spot as soon as you find a program that sparks their interest.
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Summer Adventure Camp, presented by Northeast Mountaineering! Your kids will be waterfall rappelling, rock climbing, hiking and more! With two sessions offered, one in July, and one in August, each session is four days long. There’s a 4:1 camper to guide ratio, and campers will learn new skills, and make new friends.
International Mountain Climbing School offers Youth Rock Programs, where children learn to love the rock! This camp is available to kids and teenagers, and split between the ages eight to twelve years old and thirteen to seventeen years old. Participants will be climbing outdoors all day every day, and parents and children can choose to attend one, two or all three days of each camp.
Denmark Arts Center hosts kids camps for a range of ages and abilities throughout the summer. Camps focus on different topics from art to theater. Coming up in June, it’s hosting an Advanced Art Camp geared for children 11 years and older. Students will spend a week growing their skills and learn techniques with various mediums.
In July, a Beginners Art Camp is hosted at the arts center where students will experiment with a wide array of materials and ideas to create multiple art works. An an end of camp art show for family and friends will conclude the program.
In late July Musical Theater Campis held over the course of five days, culminating in a public performance Over the five days, the class will put together a fully staged production with music and costumes. Activities include staging, character building, singing and movement and lots of fun. This program is open to ages seven and up.
Tin Mountain Conservation Center hosts camp programsthroughout the summer to its members. Memberships are a great way to support this non-profit, are offered at accessible pricing, and get you access to its programming throughout the year. Its summer camps are made up of multiple programs that run each month and focus on its mission of fostering greater awareness and understanding of the natural environment.
Arts In Motion is hosting four theater camps between July and June. Hosted at Pine Tree Elementary in Conway, NH, children ages six through twelve will spend a week learning scenes, creating sets and costume pieces, learning music and choreography and ultimately performing for the public at the end of the week! Four separate shows, with individual sign-ups are being presented throughout the course of this camp programming.
Believe in Booksis hosting five, week-long theater camps through its “Broadway in the Woods” summer camp series! Each week is taught by local professionals and professionals that have just stepped off a Broadway stage. After an audition on the first day of camp, each camper will be given two songs or scenes or dances that speaks to that camper’s strengths. A showcase for family and friends will be presented at the end of each week. This program is open for kids ages eight to fifteen!
The Kismet Rock Foundation is a unique program that focuses on three pillars: the children it serves, its education in technical rock climbing, and a family-like atmosphere. It serves children with limited material and social capital, and aims to provide them with education in technical rock climbing that challenges and develops a child’s intellectual and physical confidence.
This program offers scholarships to qualified students for and provides intensive rock climbing instruction to students for four summers, one week per summer. During the student’s four years in the program, Kismet’s curriculum progresses from bottom-of-cliff skills to top-of-cliff skills. Emphasis on multi-pitch climbing increases and students’ climbing skills improve greatly. Learn more about the program,here.
Camp Mowglis is a summer camp for boys ages seven to fifteen. It’s focused on unplugged fun and reconnecting to nature. Campers are instructed in a wide variety of traditional outdoor activities, that also includes day and overnight hiking trips in the White Mountains. Campers also take-part in the camp-wide sport of crew, which teaches the principles of working as a team.
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